Dodge Durango SRT Costs Almost As Much As A Hellcat

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Dodge Durango SRT Costs Almost As Much As A Hellcat

Post by scottm » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:41 am


Dodge Durango SRT Costs Almost As Much As A Hellcat ... a-hellcat/
Despite weighing about the same as Arkansas and having the aerodynamics of a high-rise building, the mighty Dodge Durango SRT can dispatch a standing quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds. Dodge says that’s a ‘wicked fast’ time on the strip, and we’re not going to argue.

Power comes from a 392ci (6.4-litre) Hemi V8, kicking out 475bhp and giving the ‘Rango a 0-60mph time of just 4.4 seconds. It’s the fastest three row SUV out there, and can haul nearly four tonnes. Now, we know how much all that will cost.

To get your hands on America’s fastest barn, you’ll need to stump up $62,995 (MSRP), about $1200 shy of a Challenger Hellcat. But you’re not exactly going to fit six people in one of those.

For $5 under $63k, you’ll get some new, meaty-looking body kit bits, red leather seats, an eight-speed automatic gearbox specifically tuned for the SRT and some enormous Brembo brakes. Oh, and you’ll also get a full-day session at a high-performance driving school thrown in too. Presumably Dodge wants most of its Durango SRTs to stay on the road.

There are other goodies, too. Despite this being a full-size, three-row SUV, it comes with a Track mode that shifts gears in 160 milliseconds (that’s half the time it takes to blink) and sends 70 per cent of the power rearward. The speedo now goes up to 180mph, and the suspension has been stiffened up.

It’ll go on sale towards the end of this year.
Every time a Durango SRT comes up in discussion, I wonder why there's no Ram SRT...
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